Set in two beautifully preserved 19th century Queen Anne–style homes and an annex, the Cheshire Cat Inn is a genteel bed and breakfast that offers a comfortable, home-away-from-home retreat. Located just a few blocks from downtown Santa Barbara and Stearns Wharf, the Inn offers quaint, individually decorated guest rooms and suites with Victorian décor and country-style furnishings, private bathrooms, and modern amenities.
Upgraded suites have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and hot tubs and private balconies, and there four stand-alone cottages with fully equipped kitchens. Upscale amenities include a continental breakfast buffet every morning, afternoon wine and snacks served on the patio, evening sweets, and all-day beverages, along with spa and concierge services. Also known as the “Riviera of the West,” Santa Barbara is home to beautiful beaches, gorgeous California Mission-style architecture, and year-round temperature weather. Vastly different to its southern neighbor, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara is a popular weekend getaway with plenty of attractions such as the Spanish Mission Santa Barbara, founded in 1786 by the Franciscan order, and Stearns Wharf.
The Cheshire Cat Inn features 14 beautifully-appointed and individually decorated guestrooms, studios, and suites, with elegant décor and antique furnishings, and four stand-alone cottages for families and friends. All guest accommodations feature plush queen or king-sized beds with designer linens and down comforters, and en-suite bathrooms with shower/tub combinations, or separate glass-enclosed showers and whirlpool tubs, thick towels, bathrobes, and slippers, and organic bath amenities. Some rooms have spacious living areas with sofas and armchairs, farmhouse table and chairs, working fireplaces, and kitchenettes or wet bars with fridges, microwaves, toaster ovens, and electric kettles. In-room conveniences include air conditioning, coffee/tea making facilities, irons and ironing boards, flat-screen televisions and cable channels, iHome stations, and complimentary wireless Internet.
The four free standing cottages are private and secluded and feature hardwood floors, living rooms with comfy sofas and armchairs, working fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens and dining nooks, and modern amenities. Bedrooms offer queen or king-sized beds with designer linens and down comforters, and en-suite bathrooms with shower/tub combinations, or separate glass-enclosed showers and whirlpool tubs, thick towels, bathrobes, and slippers, and organic bath amenities. Private patios, balconies, and terraces have outdoor furniture and beautiful views.
A complimentary gourmet breakfast is included in the stay and served in the elegant dining room every morning. Breakfast delights include freshly brewed coffee and tea, fresh fruit juices and fruit, cereals and homemade granola, yogurt, baked bread and other goods, eggs dishes and more. Tea and freshly baked cookies are available in the afternoons and evenings see hors d'oeuvres and fine wines being served, offering guests the opportunity to taste some of the region’s best vintages.
Amenities and Recreation
Luxurious amenities at the Inn include a continental breakfast buffet every morning, afternoon wine and snacks served on the patio, evening sweets and all-day beverages, including Keurig coffee, tea, hot cocoa. Guests can enjoy a range of spa services and massages and fresh flowers in the rooms, and the Inn offers an electric charging station, on-site parking, and complimentary wireless Internet.
Huddled between the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean and the verdant slopes of the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is California at its best. Magnificent beaches, world-class hotels, award-winning restaurants, and spectacular scenery – close your eyes, and you could be on the French Riviera. Encompassing the best of California in one spot, Santa Barbara is perfect for laid-back holiday or a quick weekend getaway.
Exuding a seaside languor reminiscent of the Mediterranean with lovely stucco architecture donning red-tiled roofs and lush tropical vegetation, Santa Barbara’s pedestrian-friendly downtown boasts beautifully preserved buildings, exceptional cultural institutions, excellent shopping and a seductive nightlife.
Picture-perfect weather calls for the great outdoors, so hit the beautiful beaches for sunbathing, swimming, scuba diving or surfing; head for the hills with a hike to the hot springs of Gaviota Peak or rock climbing in the San Ysidro Canyon. Sail across the Santa Barbara Channel for a visit to the Channel Island National Park to see a unique variety of fauna and flora endemic to this coastline.
36 West Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, California, 93101, Phone: 805-569-1610